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Watch: Trailer for High Level Investment Banker Indie Drama 'Equity'

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May 20, 2016
Source: YouTube

Equity Trailer

"I'm so glad that it's finally acceptable for women to talk about success." Sony Classics has unveiled the trailer for an indie drama titled Equity, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It's a film written and directed by women, produced by women, starring mostly women, about women kicking ass in high level investment banking jobs. Anna Gunn plays an investment banker navigating a tricky deal in hopes of impressing her boss. The cast includes James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner and Craig Bierko. I saw this at Sundance and sadly, it's not very good, at all. The story is weak and it's all about backstabbing, plus Anna Gunn's performance isn't that impressive. I wish it was better. Give it a look.

Here's the first official trailer for Meera Menon's Equity, direct from SPC's YouTube:

When Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is passed over for a promotion at her firm, she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, hoping this promising IPO will secure her a place at the firm's highest level. But when an employee at the start-up raises questions about a possible crack in the company's walls, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect. Equity is directed by filmmaker Meera Menon, of Farah Goes Bang previously. The screenplay is written by Amy Fox. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics will release Equity in select theaters starting July 29th this summer.

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  • Why should we care about these people?
    • That's one of the problems with the script... It's supposed to be about women breaking the glass ceiling, but it's poorly written and it makes out the characters to be these sort of nasty money-obsessed backstabbers. And because of that they just seem like they're not really worth caring about because all they care about is money and that's not good.
      • Maybe it's reflective of society?
        • Sure maybe, but just like in society, people obsessed with money aren't worth caring about. :)
          • Yeap, I'm unsure if they ever show the real damage these people cause. It's strange that being overtly greedy is now seen as success, it doesn't help our society.
  • TheOct8pus
    Uuuugh.....shut up, Skyler!!
  • Bo
    You're right, Alex, this doesn't look very good. Mediocre cast at best. I've never understood what people see in Anna Gunn. I always feel like I just don't want to see her or watch her whenever she does anything. Can't really say why, except she just isn't very good in my opinion. Thinking she could carry a picture on her own reveals their isn't much talent involved in the making of this movie.
    • TheOct8pus
      I like Anna Gunn....as long as she doesn't speak and is mostly off-camera
      • Bo
        Yea, I know what you mean. Poor dear. She's probably a very nice person...lol...it is what it is. I wish her well, but I think she lucked out and got on a hit show. She, like many others before her that were on a hit show, eventually disappear. That's gotta be a hard pill to swallow too. Cheers.
  • DAVIDPD
    She's finally getting fitted for a pork pie.
  • shiboleth
    The crime is all that corporate scum, not some douche in it. Avoiding that means insulting common sense ...

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